While you might be heaving a sigh of relief having your kids head back to school after the June hols, we know keeping them entertained knows no end. Now that we are past holiday camps, it’s time to look for activities for kids this July to keep them excited.
1. Visit the Newly-Reopened Bukit Timah Railway Station
Making a comeback after close to a whole decade, the Bukit Timah Railway is now re-opened to public! For parents who long to reminisce the old-school rails, kids can now take your child along for these throwback rides.
While trains are no longer in operation, this site still offers a repertoire of activities for kids to have a look into the past – the original ticketing window, a heritage museum and a cafe resembling the old staff quarters. If you’re up for an adventure, you can even complete your day out with a trek to Clementi!
Location: Bukit Timah
When: At your own time
2. Have a Starry Time at the Science Centre
Ever had your inquisitive kid endlessly ask you about constellations, stars and planets? This live planetarium show at the Science Centre may just be the answer to satisfy the aspiring astronaut.
Over the course of 2 Saturdays, the Astronaut Experience offers a slew of activities for kids learn about outer space. Featuring a live digital show at the immersive 360 Omni Theatre, participants can also engage in hands-on activities making their own Telescope and VR Apollo where they can simulate the moon landing (how exciting!) This isn’t just it – if the weather holds up well, there’ll also be a stargazing session to end things off in a starry manner.
Location: Singapore Science Centre
When: 15 and 22 July
3. Outdoor Movie Screening at Sentosa
For families who prefer getting some air outdoors without partaking in activities too strenuous for kids, Movies by the Beach at Sentosa is currently running free movies on the first 2 Fridays of each month, starting 7.30pm.
While no outside food and drinks are allowed, you can start hauling picnic mats and foldable chairs to get all cosied up by the beach watching Pitch Perfect. Be there early as entrance is based on first come first serve!
When: 15 July
4. Celebrate Singapore’s Heritage with Cultural Walks
Do not be fooled by the looks of homey Singaporean feasts – the sophistication of dining as a Singaporean is surely not to be undermined. As we celebrate Racial Harmony Day this July, the Indian Heritage Centre is offering an etiquette workshop for the art of banana leaf dining.
You can also check out the Malay Heritage Centre for free activities for kids, including special exhibition guided tours, craft activities and block printing on the 23rd and 24th of July.
Location: Indian/Malay Heritage Centre
When: 16 and 17 July (Indian Heritage Centre), 23 and 24 July (Malay Heritage Centre)
Price: $10 (Banana Leaf Dining)
5. Learn more about Climate Change at the National Museum
Knowing about melting polar ice caps may not be a concept your kid is stranger with. If you’re passionate about the next generation understanding climate change, Rooting for Change is just the exhibition to head towards.
While there might not be as many interactive activities for kids, you can expect to learn about the Singapore Green Plan 2030 initiatives, rubber plantations, wildlife, and how we can build a greener future together.
Location: National Museum of Singapore
When: Until 31 July
6. Weird but True! Exhibition
Did you know that archaeologists once found a 4,000 year-old cake in an Egyptian tomb?
Now you know! Here at the National Geographic exhibition, your kids will be taken through a ton of fun facts about the flora and fauna of the world. Not only will this satisfy their inquisitive minds, this might even be helpful for the next Trivia Night gathering you decide to host.
Location: Gardens by the Bay
When: Until 31 July
Price: Entry tickets to Cloud Forest ($28 for adult; $15 for child)
7. Watch Hansel and Gretel in Mandarin
Need an entertaining method to help your child brush up their half-past six Mandarin?
From 27 July, KC Arts Centre will be holding an hour-long performance, starring the famous story of two siblings having to navigate their way through a sinister encounter in the forest. While it may seem like a story that’s been told over and over, we are sure the experience will be different in Mandarin – at least for your kids!
Location: Singapore Repertory Theatre
When: 27 July onwards
Price: $26 (weekday; child) and $46 (weekend; child)
8. Snoopy Snow Exhibition
Living in a tropical country, if there’s one thing that even adults get wide-eyed over, it’s definitely snow.
This July, experience snow and sub-zero temperatures with your family at the PEANUTS Snow Hangout. Whilst being mystified by this foreign climate, there are also many activities for kids for your family to have a good giggle over – a 10m snow luge, a snow excavator site, a snow slide and snow fall! This is basically Snow City, but in the East – with Snoopy and friends!
Location: Changi Airport T3
When: 4 to 11 July
Price: $18 per pass
9. Have a Taste of Melbourne Right Here in Singapore
Here’s one for the foodie families. In particular, those who might be travel-deprived.
For the whole month of July, 11 cafes – with the likes of Club Street Wine Room, Symmetry and Meatsmith – are participating in the Melbourne Brunch Festival. If starting the weekend with a good cuppa and savoury toast sounds right up your alley, it’s time to get your booking sorted. The best activities for kids might just be the ones which end up conking them out after stuffing their tummies full.
Location: Various Participating Vendors
When: Until 31 July
Whether you are looking for activities for dining, arts and culture, or entertainment, we’ve got you covered. Now it’s time to start July off with a bang.